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So many horses, so much Hollywood glamour at Del Mar's Bing Crosby racing season

The Bing Crosby Season will return to the Del Mar racetrack for its second year starting Oct. 29, bringing with it tons of Hollywood and dozens of ponies.

The five-week horse racing session at the track near San Diego evokes Hollywood's glory days with racing stakes named for 1940s actors such as Betty Grable, Cary Grant and Jimmy Durante.

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Deal: What can $10 get you? A rental car on your next weekend escape

Here's a cheap way to add some flexibility to your next weekend break: Grab a rental car for $9.99 a day. The Enterprise offer is good through spring at select U.S. locations.

The deal: There are some caveats that come with this Weekend Special, but it's good for those short on time who need an in-city rental car.

The $9.99 daily price applies to economy and compact cars such as a Nissan Versa.

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Norwegian Escape breaks with tradition to pick rapper Pitbull as godfather

Aren't cruise ships usually christened by godmothers? Yes, but Pitbull has pulled off a coup by being named to christen and perform at the rollout of Norwegian Cruise Line's biggest, baddest ship to hit the sea.

The Miami rapper, a.k.a. Armando Christian Perez, just finished a stint in Las Vegas. He'll be the headlining performer at the Nov. 9 christening of the Norwegian Escape in Miami.

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What the devil! Here's a cool bicycle tour of Tasmania

Cyclists looking for an off-the-beaten-track destination might want to consider Australia’s island state of Tasmania. Ride & Seek, based in Sydney, Australia, is offering an eight-day, seven-night excursion that will take riders through national parks, mountain ranges and high-altitude lakes.

Along the way there are opportunities for wildlife viewing of Tasmanian devils, platypus, wombats and more.

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